Popularity: Someone has made a list of the most popular kids at school. Ned tries to talk to Susie, even though he is not in the top ten. Cookie hunts down the list's maker to convince him to make Cookie popular. Lastly, Moze finds out she's one of Polk's top ten most popular kids, but still wants to hang out with her old friends.
Stress: Ned is stressed because he thinks Suzie has a new boyfriend and wants to break up with him. Cookie is stressed because his arch rival, Evelyn beat him on a test, and Moze is stressed about becoming her English teacher when she grows up.
Simon "Cookie" Nelson-Cook
Moze (Jennifer Mosely)
Lisa Zemo should be considered popular since there are lines of dozens of guys asking her out all the time.
The episode says "Guide to: Stressin' Out", even though most places list the episode as just "Stress."
Running Gag: Gordy trying to nap all around the school.
Moze is the 8th most popular girl at school.
Ned: (To Moze and Cookie) You're right, it's not like the top 10 have an invisible force field around them! (Albert Wormenheimer walks up to the top ten and is bounced back as if by an invisible force field)
Moze: I'm a little freaked out.
Mose: (seated and very desinterested)
Teacher: Mrs. Moseley. (gives her the test)
Moseley: (she got an F) Ha! Frowny face.
Ned: You're setting me up aren't you?
Missy: Yes, for this(kisses Ned)
Ned: Oww!! What are you doing? You know I like Suzie.
Missy: What does she have that i don't? I'm the most popular girl in school and way better looking.
Ned: Looks aren't everything and in my pierces eyes Suzie is the coolest and prettiest girl in school.
Suzie: Really Ned!?(Suzie has YOU STINK 2 and rings all over her face)Well it's not really my but, if your into it so I'm I.
Ned: I'm not into it, Missy said you were, I was just letting Missy help me so I can be popular and go out with you.
Missy: This was not according to my plan.
Suzie: I'd date you popular or not, and I told Missy yesterday I hate body jewelry.
Missy: You will be mine Ned Bigby, ughh. (walks away)
Suzie: I want to know whats going on between you and Ned.
Missy: I don't know what your talking about. Oh, wait I do. Ned doesn't like you anymore and he's totally into me and body jewelry.
Suzie: But you know I like Ned.
Missy: You had your chance to date Ned, in fact you had a hundred chances, and you blew all of them. So, Bye. (Suzie not leaving) Fine I'll leave.
Suzie: Hey, whats with Ned he's spending a lot of time with Missy and he's different.
Moze: What, No way!(seeing Ned with rings and YOU STINK on his face)
Well, that's a new one.
Ned:(Ned talking funny because the rings in his mouth) Hello, guys, What do you think? (talking about his face with rings and YOU STINK)
Suzie: I think I gotta go.
Missy: Ok if you want to be popular we need to work on your looks, something bold that says notice me.
Ned: Umm make-up is for girls.(referring to the eyeliner Missy is holding)
Missy: And rockstars and guys who are so in touch with their manlyness, there not afraid to wear it. (Ned shrugs Missy starts putting make up on his face)
Moze: (to the top 10) Okay stop! When are we gonna do something interesting? And everyone is laughing but nobody made a joke!
Seth: You know she's got a point... But we're still great looking, right? (the top 10 starts laughing again)
Seth: Hey, I saw a TV-Show last night!(the top 10 are looking at him excited)... And it was good... (the top 10 starts laughing)
Ned: I know what's been going on. I sorta overheard you on the phone.
Suzie: It's just that he's so far away and I love him.
Ned: I'm sure that he is a great guy if that's the way you feel about him.
Suzie: He's the best but I only get to see him by the weekend so I still have time for you during the week.
Ned: Wait... You want two boyfriends?!
Suzie: Boyfriend? Ned, I'm talking about my dad!
Ned: Say what?!
Cookie: So, what's it like to be in the top ten, it must rock! Like a non-stop party package with inflatible people!
Moze: Well, they laugh a lot and they're all good looking.
Cookie: That's why I should be in the top ten I mean, I'm gorgeous!
Moze: You guys, it's just a stupid list. Who cares how popular you are?
Cookie: You're number eight...
Moze: Get out! I'm popular?!
Ned: What number is Suzie?
Ned: Oh, this is bad!
Ned: Because, popular people only date popular people!
Cookie: It's a tragic factor in middle-school romance.
Moze: And yet you call yourself men!
Moze: Popularity ranking? That's ridiculous!
Ned: Totally! (takes the list from Cookie) What number am I?!
Ned: Why would you help me?
Missy: Because you helped me once, remeber?
(Missy drops pencil)
Ned: Hey Missy, you dropped your pencil.
Missy: Oh, thanks.
Ned: Well that couldn't have not worked any better!
Albert: Ok! You figured it out! I'm A. Wormintator!
Cookie: You are? I mean, ah ha!
Moze: Yeah! Awesome! I failed! Why am I cheering about that?
Martin Qwerly apparently plays the trombone.
Coconut Head apparently plays the French Horn.
Don't try to be popular. It's not worth it.
In popularity every student in the top ten is wearing the school colors, green and gold.
This episode aired out of order due to #36 being a holiday episode: Halloween.
Moze had on a shirt that said "Dare to Be Different." And she was. She didn't try to be like the other popular kids. She just tried to be her regular self.
We learn that the top 10 popular students, apart from Moze, have a weird sense of humor. No joke is said, but the group still laughs.
Missy kissed Ned to make Suzie jealous.
They pick on this at the end of the episode, but the main kids are all wearing what their "Role models" are wearing in Stress. Ned/Gordy have a yellow hazmat suit, Moze the blue button shirt and Cookie the green button shirt.
Moze failed her English test.
We learn that Cookie carries pictures of himself in his wallet.
We learn that the top 10 most popular kids have an invisible force field around them, at least for this episode.
The popularity list ranges from number 1 to 210.
Coconut Head is number 73 on the popularity list, Ned is 42, Cookie is 129, Suzie is 7, and Missy is 1.
Smelling flowers seems to calm Moze down. Ned had been trying the same thing, but with less luck.
Suzie and Ned start dating.
That's the third time Ned gets in a girls' restroom. First time was in Kindergarten and second was in episode "Guide to: Double Dating & The Last Day of School".
Missy kisses Ned on the lips
Apparently, Missy has a crush on Ned.
First appearance of Cookie's archrival, Evelyn Kwong.
James K. Polk Middle School is named for the 9th U.S. President, James K. Polk. When Mr. Wright is happy that their test scores are higher then Jefferson's, he leads us to believe that Jefferson is named for the 3rd U.S. President, Thomas Jefferson.
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